The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best ways to experience the mesmerizing Annapurna Mountain Range of Nepal; the Annapurna massif has 13 peaks over 7,000 meters and 16 peaks over 6,000 meters. The Annapurna I (8091m) is the tenth-highest mountain peak in the world.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking is the best option to experience the natural phenomenon within a short time period. Moving through the vegetation-rich Annapurna Conservation area, the Annapurna region offers to experience a lot of flora and fauna along with endangered species. The trail way is so fine with mesmerizing scenarios gradually grading from Hilly to Himalaya.
With the Short Annapurna base camp trek by the Himalaya Land Treks, you will get the chance to enjoy the region's Himalayan ambiance along with its natural beauty as well as its cultural bearings. The region is home to the indigenous Magar and Gurung people who reside in the villages and settlements that trekkers can visit along the journey.
The trekking journey begins from Pokhara- the tourist hub of Nepal. Pokhara is a great place to relax and enjoy the mountain views, along with some Nepali culture at the many restaurants that line the lake-side at the city. Pokhara is the richest city in the context of natural beauty. The majestic beauty Pokhara don’t let you take your eye off it.
The heart-catching beauty of Pokhara makes it beautiful among the world. Blessed with nature the city is well developed with preserved culture. It is decorated with elegant lakes, spontaneous springs, mystic caves and many more to cherish your travel.
The trek meanders along the valley's rich woodlands of pine, oak, and maple. You pass to many ethnic settlements along the way, like Sinuwa, Chhomrong, and Kilyu. Your journey is offered with majestic views of scenic nature throughout the way. These ethnic communities are buffered with their own unique culture and teraditions.
The warm gesture from community people makes your journey more worthy. Annapurna Short Trek lets you learn to live with unity and harmony. It also teaches to preserve our original culture and tradition of welcoming everyone as guests and treating guest as god.
The short Annapurna base camp trekking is also encompassed with the region's ethereal natural beauty. The trekking trail to the base camp of Mount Annapurna goes through alpine woodlands and the Machhapuchhre Base Camp as well. The base camp is also a great viewpoint to witness the vistas of the Himalayas in the Annapurna range.
Throughout the journey, trekkers are presented with breath-taking views of the Annapurna range like the Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and the Pisang Peak (6091m) among others.
The trekking route moves through the vegetation-rich Annapurna conservation area. This conservation area is a home to large species of organisms. It is also providing shelter and conservation to many endangered species. Annapurna base camp trek is an opportunity to explore diverse species of flora and fauna.
The trail is blessed with thick chartreuse canopies of rhododendron trees. Trekkers can also enjoy (Lophophorous) Danphe birds and Himalayan Monal that roost there. The verdant woodlands and terrace farms contrast magnificently against the cerulean mountain peaks of the Annapurna.
Spring (February- May) is the best time to do short Annapurna base camp trekking. The autumn period (September – December) is also a good time to make this trek. You can make your trail towards Annapurna Base Camp trekking in any period throughout the year except monsoon. As monsoon makes the path slippery and weather doesn’t seem to be fine during this season which is unfavourable to your trekking journey.
Besides this trek, if you want to access the Annapurna region in a short period taking a different route then can check out our other packages with the following link Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Short Poon Hill sunrise trek Trek.
Join us in this magnificent adventure that takes you to the heart of the beautiful Annapurna Valley in a short period of time. With us at Himalaya Land Treks, along with the best trekking experience, you will get the best available services as well. Don't miss the chance to trek to the mesmerizing Annapurna!
You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by a Himalaya Land Treks representative who will be there to escort you to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you will have a leisurely and enjoyable drive to Pokhara. The drive takes about 5 to 6 hours and goes along the Trishuli River past farmlands and terraced fields of barley and mustard. As you approach Pokhara, you can catch your first glimpses of the Annapurna Mountains and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, after breakfast, you will have a drive to the small ethnic settlement of Kilyu. The drive meanders along the valley and gives you good views of the gaping river gorges and verdant hills with green pastures. The views of the Annapurna peaks also decorate the skyline. From Kilyu, you will then begin your trekking towards Chhomrong, a renowned village that is situated along the bamboo woods. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Chhomrong.
From Chhomrong, you will have another relatively easy up-and-downhill trek to today's destination called Himalaya. The trek is filled with mesmerizing views of peaks like the Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m) and many others. The natural ambiance of peace and isolation that the woods provide also elevate the trekking journey. The terrain is blessed with amazing floral acreages and wide pasturelands. Overnight stay at the guest house at Himalaya.
Today, you will make your way to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which, in general terms, isn't a base camp as climbing the Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m) is prohibited. The trek to MBC from Himalaya lets you take in the changing terrain that goes from verdant greens to rock obliques and snowy vast lands. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at MBC.
From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will finally make your way to the Annapurna Base Camp today, trekking along the vast snowy terrain with the views of peaks like the Hiunchuli and the Dhaulagiri keeping you company. Upon reaching the base camp, you can enjoy the brilliant snowy environment and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. Taking in the beautiful ambiance of the base camp, you will then make your way back towards the village of Sinuwa. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Sinuwa.
From Sinuwa, you will have a beautiful trekking journey back towards the village of Kilyu, following the same trail as before. The journey down-hill is relatively easier and the peaceful environment makes trekking all the more pleasant. From Kilyu, you will then have a drive back towards Pokhara. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Today, you will bid the Annapurna mountains goodbye for the last time as you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive follows the same route as before and you can say your farewell to the mountains as you leave the Pokhara valley. In Kathmandu, you can shop for souvenirs and explore the local streets for the rest of the day. At the end of day, you can participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your final departure from Nepal.
We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date